Abraham sojourneth at Gerar,
Genesis 20:1 And Abraham journeyed from thence towards the south country, and dwelt between Kadash and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.
denieth his wife, and loseth her.
Genesis 20:2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, she is my sister: And Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah.
Abimelech is reproved for her in a dream.
Genesis 20:3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou [art but] a dead man, on account of the woman whom thou hast taken: for she [is] a man's wife. Genesis 20:4 But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, Lord, wilt thou also slay a righteous nation? Genesis 20:5 Said he not to me, She [is] my sister? and she, even she herself said, He [is] my brother: in the integrity of my heart, and innocence of my hands have I done this. Genesis 20:6 And God said to him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore I suffered thee not to touch her. Genesis 20:7 Now therefore restore to the man [his] wife, for he [is] a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou shalt not restore [her], know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou and all that [are] thine. Genesis 20:8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ears: and the men were greatly afraid.
He rebuketh Abraham,
Genesis 20:9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said to him, What has thou done to us? and in what have I offended thee, that thou hast brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? thou hast done deeds to me that ought not to be done. Genesis 20:10 And Abimelech said to Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing? Genesis 20:11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, surely the fear of God [is] not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake. Genesis 20:12 And yet indeed [she is] my sister: she [is] the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife. Genesis 20:13 And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said to her, This [is] thy kindness which thou shalt show to me; At every place whither we shall come, say of me, He [is] my brother.
Genesis 20:14 And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and men-servants, and women-servants, and gave [them] to Abraham, and restored to him Sarah his wife. Genesis 20:15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land [is] before thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee.
and reproveth her.
Genesis 20:16 And to Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand [pieces] of silver: behold, he [is] to thee a covering of the eyes, to all that [are] with thee, and with all [other]: thus she was reproved.
He is healed by Abraham's prayer.
Genesis 20:17 So Abraham prayed to God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid-servants, and they bore [children]. Genesis 20:18 For the LORD had made barren all the females of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah, Abraham's wife.